Village of Dobbs Ferry, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobbs Ferry 4-7-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Drug Abuse Prevention Council — See Ch. 33.
[Amended 3-10-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
The purpose of the Youth Services Council (YSC) is to improve the quality of life of Dobbs Ferry youth by identifying and addressing their needs, providing leadership and enabling adults and youth to work together collaboratively. The primary mission of the YSC is substance abuse education and prevention; leadership training; developing workshops and discussion groups and fostering cooperation across all sectors of the community including, but not limited to, the Recreation Department, the Police Department, educational facilities and civic organizations, in attempt to meet the needs of Village youth. The YSC shall be responsible for transmitting the concerns and ideas of Village youth to the Mayor and Board of Trustees in attempt to effectively and strategically resolve their concerns.
The functions of the Youth Services Council will be as follows:
A. 
Drug abuse education.
B. 
Help create and train leaders, both youth and adult.
C. 
Conduct workshops and discussion groups of youths and adults, including school faculty and administrators, to improve understanding and communication between individuals and groups.
D. 
Help initiate and support the performing arts: theater, musicales, concerts.
E. 
Increase cooperation between the schools and the community.
F. 
Provide task forces for special projects, e.g., track field, tennis courts, music festival.
G. 
Be supportive of the Recreation Department in its programs.
H. 
Cooperate with environmental groups to help keep Dobbs Ferry beautiful.
I. 
Be supportive of the work of the Youth Officer.
J. 
Supervise the Dobbs Ferry Employment Service.
K. 
Sponsor youth groups in cooperation with the Recreation Department.
L. 
Maintain direct contact with the Professional Youth Workers, an ongoing group which meets once a month.
Members will have three-year terms and be composed as follows:
A. 
Nine adults.
[Amended 10-2-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984]
B. 
Four youths (ex officio: between the ages of 14 and 21).
C. 
Ex officio members: Village Trustee, school representative, Youth Officer, Employment Service Coordinator, Recreation Department.